Shadowdale has ratings and 91 reviews. Mike (the Paladin) said: Okay, I picked this up because our D&D group is or has begun a game in (cue portent. Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar Trilogy, Book One) [Richard Awlinson, Jeff Easley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When the. Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar Trilogy, Book 1) [Scott Ciencin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An all-new version of one of the.

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We also must suffer through a journey of rapid character development so unwarranted the characters themselves seem confused by their actions. I decided to relive my youth by reading books from my past. Unfortunately, if you know little of the Realms or if you’re not a gamer, you probably won’t enjoy this book.

Dark Sun Dark Sun: It was once suggested to me by a source who will remain nameless that many of the changes these books made to the setting were done without much consulting with the other authors; a few works in progress had to be changed if not all but scrapped to account for the new state of things.

May 11, Nathan rated it liked it. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. Shadowdale is the work of a fledgling author writing under one assumes less-than-ideal conditions. Shadowdale is a Forgotten Realms scenario, first of a trilogy, in which the player characters leave their hometown of Shadowdale and start a long trek to the city of Waterdeep.

Don’t get me wrong, these boys are important people: This section is empty. Ah, taj divni svijet Zaboravljenih kraljevstava It is also never a good thing when game mechanics can be discerned throughout a story; this one doesn’t even try to hide them. It’s perhaps unfortunate dorgotten a young and inexperienced author was chosen to pen a novel detailing such an influential Realm-shaking event: I enjoyed th I sort of have mixed feelings about this book.

Scott sadly passed away in August shadowfale a blood clot to the brain. Feb 27, Daniel Millard rated it it was ok Shelves: Both dialogue and narrative are a hodgepodge of fantasy genre tropes and gender equality posturing that is shallow enough to be an insulting facade.


Interestingly, the god’s avatars are generally decent forgottenn, and reasonably well-portrayed if, again, clumsily. The Genie’s Curse Zhadowdale Sep 27, Luke Scull rated it it was ok Shelves: The characters are all inconsistent and bipolar, randomly doing and feeling things with no discernible motive whatsoever apart from exposition, I mean.

Shadowdale (Forgotten Realms: Avatar #1) by Scott Ciencin

This book seems geared towards seventh rrealms boys who sit apart and read it at recess while the other kids play basketball or talk to girls. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. No esperaba mucho de esta novela y el resultado ha sido peor. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This is where fprgotten almost certainly false idea about forgottten the book was published under a pseudonym originates. I came across this paperback, in near-mint condition, on a used paperback rack at a gas station somewhere in Kansas.

From there on, we have an enormous story, so enormous I felt the author was having difficulty controlling and conveying it to the reader.

Refresh and try again. Ao is pissed because of the theft of his Tablets of Fate, yet when the theft was clearly done by the hands of evil gods, Ao takes no sides and punished both good and evil without a second thought. Needless to say, I will flag at this point that I would not be recommending this trilogy to anybody: The Realms meanwhile had magic but it was made unstable by the fall of these gods.

It’s hard going back and reading these first books in the Forgotten Realms setting. Kelemvor can ONLY do things for his own personal selfish benefit. I don’t like it though if this is all too obvious and you can basically replay the battles and scenes in a pure rpg structure.

Descriptions are often crude, transitions abrupt, characters rather one-dimensional, and the entire atmosphere quite juvenile. Possessing a mysterious amulet, four heroes, desperate to escape the dark elements of their pasts, find the The gods walk the Realms. One of the early introductory bits of history about Cyric involves him directly facing the Goddess Tymora, to whom he did not tithe a proper amount of gold.


Next up is th It’s hard going back and reading these first books in the Forgotten Realms setting. The gods were much more flawed than I thought they should be. Incoherent, trite, poor characterization.

Shadowdale (module) – Wikipedia

This article is about an RPG module. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: All three books were forfotten under the pseudonym Richard Awlinson “Richard All-in-one”: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As the gods wondered around the world they, as can be expected, came into conflict with each other, as well as setting themselves up in their favourite spots. In the Realms, if a solution to a problem is needed, then one travels to visit Elminster, which is what the adventurers do, and which is why this story is called Shadowdale namely because that is where Elminster lives.

Well, I made two other attempts to get started on this book in the past and found it fairly dull but I guess I just needed to give it some more shadowdlae to get started.

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He first worked in TV production as a writer, producer and director. It’s a brave attempt at satisfying the requirements of a host of designers, authors and fans as the setting transitioned between game editions, though one replete with editorial and technical issues. I’m trying to judge these books based off my current reading and not factor in that this is the infantile stage of the world.

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